Searching for long-lived particles at the LHC: Seventh workshop of the LHC LLP Community

Europe/Zurich
Virtual only (Virtually, worldwide)

Virtual only

Virtually, worldwide

Albert De Roeck (CERN) , Carlos Vazquez Sierra (Nikhef National institute for subatomic physics (NL)) , Federico Leo Redi (EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (CH)) , James Beacham (Duke University (US)) , José Francisco Zurita (KIT) , Juliette Alimena (Ohio State University (US)) , Matthew Daniel Citron (Univ. of California Santa Barbara (US)) , Michelangelo Mangano (CERN) , Nishita Desai (TIFR, Mumbai) , Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez (Uppsala University (SE)) , Ryu Sawada (University of Tokyo (JP))
Description

https://cern.ch/longlivedparticles

UPDATE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the seventh LHC LLP Community workshop will be virtual only!  The dates are the same -- 25-27 May -- but the sessions will be limited to three half-days instead.

The seventh workshop of the LHC LLP Community, 25-27 May 2020 at CERN, will undoubtedly be another raucous and vibrant gathering, this time via videoconference only.

As we inch closer and closer to the beginning of LHC Run 3, there are several urgent LLP-related questions to be addressed:

  • What triggering strategies are we missing at ATLAS, CMS, and LHCb?
  • What signatures are we overlooking?
  • What new models have been introduced that give rise to signatures we haven't searched for yet?
  • How can machine learning improve our ability to discover LLPs?
  • What about new dark shower phenomenology?
  • What's the latest with MoEDAL?
  • How soon can we get all of the dedicated LLP detectors (FASER, MATHUSLA, CODEX-b, MilliQan, AL3X, ANUBIS) fully installed and running?
  • What decisions need to be made now to ensure that the Phase 2 upgrades definitively improve our ability to discover LLPs?
  • What are the latest results or studies from related experiments (fixed-target, future collider, neutrino-related, etc.) that can also search for LLPs?
  • Why isn't your brand new idea in this list?

The agenda is now nicely solidified.  To best accommodate the virtual-only format, the program is composed of only plenary talks, with plenty of time for discussion.

Please register now!

Additionally, recall that our LLP workshop was designed to sit right next to FIPs 2020, a very closely-related workshop about feebly-interacting particles across multiple disciplines.  FIPs, however, has been rescheduled to 2-4 September 2020.  We look forward to coordinating with them in the future, as well.

NEW: As you're aware, the Snowmass process is underway.  Because it's such an important and timely project with many topics relevant to the LLP Community, we're holding an informal, brainstorming-style satellite session dedicated to possible Snowmass contributions on Friday, 29 May 2020, at 4 PM Geneva time.

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Finally, remember that the eighth workshop of the LHC LLP Community will be held in Tokyo in November of 2020, with the exact dates to be announced very soon.

Registration
Registration for the seventh workshop of the LHC LLP Community
Participants
  • Aaron Paul O'Neill
  • Abanti Ranadhir Sahasransu
  • Abhishek Roy
  • ADITYA KUMAR MANDAL
  • Ahmed Aqeel
  • Albert De Roeck
  • Alberto Mariotti
  • Alessandro Biondini
  • Alexander Cáceres
  • Alexandre Rozanov
  • Alexey Kurepin
  • Ali Mjallal
  • Alice Morris
  • Allison Julie Lucas
  • Amber Roepe
  • Ana Maria Rodriguez Vera
  • Anastasiia Filimonova
  • Andrea Giammanco
  • Andreas Korn
  • Ang Li
  • Angie Milena Sanchez Méndez
  • Anna Meneguzzo
  • Atanu Guha
  • Atsushi Mizukami
  • Basile Vermassen
  • Batool Safarzadeh Samani
  • Benjamin Cote
  • Benjamin Tannenwald
  • Biplob Bhattacherjee
  • Bob Hirosky
  • Brandon Death
  • Brandon Death
  • Brian Francis
  • Cari Cesarotti
  • Carlos Vazquez Sierra
  • Caroline Collard
  • Caterina Doglioni
  • Celia Fernandez Madrazo
  • Cesar Delgado
  • Chang-Seong Moon
  • Chaochen Yuan
  • Christian Appelt
  • Claire Antel
  • Claudia-Elisabeth Wulz
  • Cristiano Alpigiani
  • Cristiano Sebastiani
  • Daniel Diaz
  • Darij Markian Starko
  • Dave Casper
  • Dave cutts
  • Dave Tucker-Smith
  • David Curtin
  • Debjyoti Bardhan
  • Deniz Sunar Cerci
  • Devin Mahon
  • Dibya Sankar Chattopadhyay
  • Elena Dall'Occo
  • Elias Bernreuther
  • Emidio Gabrielli
  • Emilio Depero
  • Emily Anne Thompson
  • Emma Torro Pastor
  • Emmanouil Vourliotis
  • Erica Brondolin
  • Erick Jhordan Reategui Rojas
  • Evan Carlson
  • Federico Antinori
  • Federico Leo Redi
  • Francesco Brizioli
  • Freya Blekman
  • Gaia Lanfranchi
  • Genevieve Belanger
  • Gerardo Vasquez
  • Giovanna Cottin
  • Giovanni De Lellis
  • Giulia Gonella
  • Giuliano Gustavino
  • Guillermo Nicolas Hamity
  • Haifa Rejeb Sfar
  • Hsin-Chia Cheng
  • Huaqiao Zhang
  • HyangKyu Park
  • Iacopo Longarini
  • Ian Ramirez-Berend
  • Ibrahim Mirza
  • Igor Kostiuk
  • Jack Setford
  • Jackson Carl Burzynski
  • James Beacham
  • James Sheplock
  • Jan Hajer
  • Jannik Geisen
  • Javier Mauricio Duarte
  • Javier Montejo Berlingen
  • Javier Silva
  • Jeremie Harmond Lepage Bourbonnais
  • Jesse Heilman
  • Jesus Manuel Vizan Garcia
  • JIA Liu
  • Jilberto Antonio Zamora Saa
  • Jingyu Luo
  • Joaquin Masias
  • Joel Jones-Perez
  • Joseph Reichert
  • José Francisco Zurita
  • juan carlos helo
  • Judita Mamuzic
  • Julia-Suzana Dancu
  • Juliette Alimena
  • Karem Penalo Castillo
  • Karla Pena
  • Karri Folan Di Petrillo
  • Kevin Graham
  • Kiley Elizabeth Kennedy
  • Konstantin Androsov
  • Kunihiro Nagano
  • Laura Lopez Honorez
  • Laura Molina Bueno
  • Lawrence Lee Jr
  • Lesya Horyn
  • Lesya Shchutska
  • Liantao Wang
  • LINGFENG LI
  • Livia Soffi
  • Louie Dartmoor Corpe
  • Loukas Gouskos
  • Lucia Coll Saravia
  • Malgorzata Kazana
  • Manfredi Ronzani
  • Mangesh Sonawane
  • Manimala Mitra
  • Marco Drewes
  • Margaret Lutz
  • martina vit
  • Martinez Ruiz del Arbol Pablo
  • Martino Borsato
  • Masahito Yamazaki
  • Masato Aoki
  • Mason Proffitt
  • Matthew Daniel Citron
  • Matthieu Marinangeli
  • Maturana Ivania
  • Maxim Khlopov
  • Melissa Yexley
  • Michael Albrow
  • Michael Carrigan
  • Michael Cherry
  • Michele Gallinaro
  • Michele Michetti
  • MIHIR PATEL
  • Mildred Alexandra Arias Yanez
  • Mohamed Darwish
  • Mohsen Naseri
  • Monica Verducci
  • Nashwan Sabti
  • Nathaniel Craig
  • Nhell Cerna
  • Nicolas Neill
  • Nishita Desai
  • Oleg Grachov
  • Olga Gudnadottir
  • Olli Lupton
  • Omar Giancarlo Suarez Navarro
  • Paolo Crivelli
  • Patrick Tunney
  • Paul de Bryas Dexmiers d'Archiac
  • Prabhat Solanki
  • Qianshu Lu
  • Rafiqul Rahaman
  • Rahmat Rahmat
  • Rajiv Gupta
  • Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez
  • Revital Kopeliansky
  • Rhitaja Sengupta
  • ROJALIN PADHAN
  • Rustem Ospanov
  • Ryan Schmitz
  • Ryu Sawada
  • Sabine Kraml
  • Saereh Najjari
  • Saiyad Ashanujjaman
  • Salim Cerci
  • Sam James Harper
  • Sam Junius
  • Santiago Folgueras
  • Sarif Khan
  • Sascha Mehlhase
  • Sean Galantzan
  • Sebastian Templ
  • Sebastian Trojanowski
  • Sebastian Urrutia-Quiroga
  • Sebastian White
  • Sergei Gninenko
  • Sergio Grancagnolo
  • Serhii Cholak
  • Sheren Alsalmi
  • SHIL SUJAY
  • Shuve Brian
  • Siddharth Prasad Maharathy
  • Simon Knapen
  • Soffer Abi
  • Stefania Gori
  • Stefano Giagu
  • Steven Lowette
  • Sudip Jana
  • Suho Kim
  • Susanne Westhoff
  • Suzanne Renee Rosenzweig
  • Sven Dildick
  • Swagata Mukherjee
  • Tallon Tina
  • Tamas Almos Vami
  • Tapasi Ghosh
  • Thomas Lewton
  • Todd Adams
  • Tova Ray Holmes
  • Tracey Berry
  • Ulrike Schnoor
  • Valery Khoze
  • Vasiliki Mitsou
  • Vilius Cepaitis
  • Vinaya Krishnan MB
  • Vladimir Samoylenko
  • Wasikul Islam
  • Wen Han Chiu
  • Wen Yi Song
  • Wendy Taylor
  • Wonho Jang
  • Yanyan Gao
  • Yong Du
  • Yu-Dai Tsai
  • Yue Zhao
  • Yuri Gershtein
  • Yuya Kobayashi
  • Zachary Pollock
  • Zeren Simon Wang
  • Zhen Liu
    • 13:00 15:15
      Plenary talks: Session 1 -- Intro, dedicated detectors at the LHC, and new theory developments
      Conveners: James Beacham (Duke University (US)) , Nishita Desai (LUPM, Montpellier)
      • 13:00
        Introduction and welcome 15m
        Speaker: James Beacham (Duke University (US))
      • 13:15
        CODEX-$\beta$: opening the book for CODEX-b 15m
        Speaker: Philip Ilten (University of Birmingham (GB))
      • 13:30
        MATHUSLA 15m
        Speaker: Mason Proffitt (University of Washington (US))
      • 13:45
        The MoEDAL experiment and MAPP & MALL extensions 15m
        Speaker: Dr Vasiliki Mitsou (Univ. of Valencia and CSIC (ES))
      • 14:00
        Discussion 15m
      • 14:15
        Collider probes of real triplet scalar dark matter 15m
        Speaker: Yong Du (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
      • 14:30
        Displaced physics at colliders and pre-BBN cosmology 15m

        Displaced events at colliders are a promising way, and in a large region of the
        parameter space the only way, to test dark matter produced via freeze-in. Typical decay lengths as obtained from relic density calculations are way too large to observe anything in our detectors if the freeze-in production happens in a radiation dominated universe. However, after inflation, the universe gets reheated through the decay of the inflaton during a matter dominated era. If the freeze-in production of dark matter happens (partially) during this era, the typical decay lengths involved can become accessible for current detectors. If the observation of such a displaced event happens, the characteristics of this event might provide hints about the pre-BBN universe.

        Speaker: Sam Junius (ULB & VUB)
      • 14:45
        Light hidden mesons inspired by neutral naturalness 15m

        Confining hidden sectors are an attractive possibility for physics beyond the Standard Model (SM). They are especially motivated by neutral naturalness theories, which reconcile the lightness of the Higgs with the strong constraints on colored top partners. We study hidden QCD with one light quark flavor, coupled to the SM via effective operators suppressed by the mass of new electroweak-charged particles. This effective field theory is inspired by a new tripled top model of supersymmetric neutral naturalness. The hidden sector is accessed primarily via the Z and Higgs portals, which also mediate the decays of the hidden mesons back to SM particles. We find that exotic Z decays at the LHC and future Z factories provide the strongest sensitivity to this scenario, and we outline a wide array of searches. For a larger hidden confinement scale ~GeV, the exotic Z decays dominantly produce final states with two hidden mesons. ATLAS and CMS can probe their prompt decays up to 3 TeV at the high luminosity phase, while a TeraZ factory would extend the reach up to 20 TeV through a combination of searches for prompt and displaced signals. For smaller confinement scale, the Z decays to the hidden sector produce jets of hidden mesons, which are long-lived. LHCb will be a powerful probe of these emerging jets. Furthermore, the light hidden vector meson could be detected by proposed dark photon searches.

        Speakers: Christopher Verhaaren (University of California, Irvine) , Ennio Salvioni (CERN) , Hsin-Chia Cheng (University of California, Davis ) , LINGFENG LI (HKUST) , Lingfeng Li (HKUST)
      • 15:00
        Discussion 15m
    • 15:15 15:45
      Coffee 30m
    • 15:45 18:45
      Plenary talks: Session 2 -- Theoretical overview, PBC & FIPs, HL-LHC, new theory/pheno ideas
      Conveners: Federico Leo Redi (EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (CH)) , Matthew Daniel Citron (Univ. of California Santa Barbara (US))
      • 15:45
        Physics Beyond Colliders initiative & preview of FIPs 2020 30m
        Speaker: Joerg Jaeckel (ITP Heidelberg)
      • 16:15
        Discussion 10m
      • 16:25
        Bigger picture and new theoretical perspectives on LLPs 30m
        Speaker: Nathaniel Craig (UC Santa Barbara)
      • 16:55
        Discussion 10m
      • 17:20
        Long-lived particle searches with the CMS High Granularity Calorimeter 15m

        The search for long-lived particles is an exciting physics opportunity in the upcoming runs of the Large Hadron Collider. We uniquely study the potential of using the High Granularity Calorimeter (HGCAL), part of the upgrade of the CMS detector, in such searches. In particular, we demonstrate that the precise pointing capability coming with this upgrade can play a crucial roll in identifying the signal and suppressing the background. We study the reach of HGCAL in a simplified model with SM Higgs decay into a pair of long-lived particles $X$. After carefully estimate the Standard Model QCD and the misconnected fake track backgrounds, we give the projected reach both for a more conservative vector boson fusion trigger and a novel displaced-track-based trigger. Our results show that the best reach for vector boson fusion channel is about $\mathcal{O}(10^{-4})$ for SM Higgs decay branching ratio at lifetime of $c\tau \sim 0.1$--$1$ meters, while for the gluon gluon fusion channel it is about $\mathcal{O}(10^{-5}\text{--}10^{-6})$ for similar lifetime. Alternatively, for $c\tau \sim 10^3$ meters, it should be able to probe the branching ratio down to a few $\times 10^{-2}$($10^{-4}$) for the two channels, respectively.

        Speaker: Jia Liu (University of Chicago)
      • 17:35
        Discussion 10m
      • 17:45
        Baryogenesis and dark matter from freeze-in 15m
        Speakers: Brian Shuve (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) , David Tucker-Smith (Williams College)
      • 18:00
        Using white dwarfs to constrain atomic dark matter 15m

        A subcomponent of dark matter could in the form of "dark atoms", which emit dark radiation and could have cooled to form a second "dark disk" in our galaxy. Dark atoms are predicted in a variety of models, in particular the Mirror Twin Higgs model. I will present new constraints on this type of dark matter from white dwarf cooling -- if white dwarfs have a captured nugget of dark atoms in their cores, the energy loss to dark radiation can alter predictions for white dwarf cooling rates. We are able to extend existing constraints on the kinetic mixing parameter by at least an order of magnitude across a wide range of dark matter masses.

        Speaker: Dr Jack Setford (University of Toronto)
      • 18:15
        Soft displaced leptons at the LHC 15m
        Speaker: Abanti Ranadhir Sahasransu (Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE))
      • 18:30
        Discussion 15m
    • 13:00 15:55
      Plenary talks: Session 3 -- More dedicated LLP detectors at the LHC and other LLPs at CERN
      Conveners: Albert De Roeck (CERN) , Ryu Sawada (University of Tokyo (JP))
    • 15:55 16:25
      Coffee 30m
    • 16:25 19:05
      Plenary talks: Session 4 -- New results from ATLAS and CMS, dark shower / dark QCD phenomenology
      Conveners: José Francisco Zurita (KIT) , Juliette Alimena (Ohio State University (US))
      • 16:25
        ATLAS search for a displaced vertex and a muon 15m
        Speaker: Karri Folan Di Petrillo (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))
      • 16:40
        ATLAS displaced jets: Solving the LLP re-interpretation challenge using RECAST 15m
        Speaker: Alice Morris (UCL (GB))
      • 16:55
        CMS search for disappearing tracks 15m
        Speaker: Brian Francis (Ohio State University (US))
      • 17:10
        Discussion 15m
      • 17:25
        Casting a ParticleNet to catch dark showers 15m
        Speaker: Elias Bernreuther (RWTH Aachen University)
      • 17:40
        Challenges of searching for low mass LLPs from strongly interacting dark sectors 15m
        Speaker: Patrick Tunney (King's College London)
      • 17:55
        Discussion 15m
      • 18:10
        Dark showers with jet substructure 15m
        Speaker: Dr Marat Freytsis (Rutgers University)
      • 18:25
        A robust measure of event isotropy at colliders 25m
        Speaker: Cari Cesarotti (Harvard University)
      • 18:50
        Discussion 15m
    • 13:00 14:40
      Plenary talks: Session 5 -- Triggering ideas for ATLAS and CMS and a new result from CMS
      Conveners: Carlos Vazquez Sierra (Nikhef National institute for subatomic physics (NL)) , Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez (Uppsala University (SE))
      • 13:00
        Search for long-lived heavy neutrinos at the LHC with a VBF trigger 15m

        The charged current production of long-lived heavy neutrinos at the LHC can use a prompt charged lepton for triggering the measurement of the process. However, in order to fully characterize the heavy neutrino interactions, it is necessary to also probe Higgs or Z mediated neutral current production. In this case the charged lepton is not available, so other means of triggering are required.
        In this work, we explore the possibility of using a vector boson fusion trigger in the context of a GeV-scale Type I Seesaw model. We consider a minimal model, where both Higgs and Z-mediated contributions produce one heavy neutrino, as well as an extended model where the Higgs can decay into two heavy ones. Both scenarios are tested through displaced dilepton and displaced multitrack jet searches.

        Speaker: Dr Joel Jones-Perez (PUCP)
      • 13:15
        A displaced vertex trigger following the CMS Phase II upgrade 15m

        The CMS track trigger may enable a dedicated trigger for a displaced, multi-track vertex. This would open up qualitatively now parameter space for e.g. Higgs decays to LLP, which in turn decay hadronically.

        Speaker: Simon Knapen (CERN)
      • 13:30
        Muon shower L1 trigger: Expanding CMS’s long-lived particle lifetime coverage 15m

        Long-lived particles are predicted in many extensions beyond the standard model. They often have unique signatures in the detector. A particularly interesting model considers long-lived particles decaying hadronically just in front of or inside the CMS muon system. These particles are capable of producing large shower of hits in the muon chambers. Due to bandwidth limitations the current muon trigger is not equipped to detect such showers. We present studies aimed to upgrade the muon system in advance of Run-3 to trigger on muon showers.

        Speaker: Sven Dildick (Rice University (US))
      • 13:45
        Discussion 15m
      • 14:00
        CMS search for displaced jets 15m
        Speaker: Jingyu Luo (Princeton University (US))
      • 14:15
        Triggering long-lived particles in HL-LHC at level-1 15m

        Triggering long-lived particles at the first stage of the trigger system is very crucial in LLP searches to ensure that we do not miss them at the very beginning. The future High Luminosity runs of the Large Hadron Collider will have increased number of pile-up (PU) events per bunch crossing and there will be major upgrades in hardware, firmware and software sides, like tracking at level-1 (L1) as well as inclusion of the MIP timing detector to deal with the increasing amount of PU. The L1 trigger menu will also be modified to cope with pile-up and maintain the sensitivity to physics processes. In our study we found that the usual level-1 triggers, mostly meant for triggering prompt particles, will not be very efficient for LLP searches in the 140 PU environment of HL-LHC, thus pointing to the need for dedicated L1 triggers in the menu for LLPs. We consider the decay of the LLP into jets and develop dedicated jet triggers using the track information and if available, the regional timing information at L1 to select LLP events. We show in our work that these triggers give promising results in identifying LLP events with moderate trigger rates.

        Speaker: Rhitaja Sengupta (Indian Institute of Science)
      • 14:30
        Discussion 10m
    • 14:40 15:05
      Coffee 25m
    • 15:05 16:40
      Triggers for Run 3 for ATLAS, CMS, and LHCb
      Conveners: David Curtin (University of Toronto) , Yuri Gershtein (Rutgers State Univ. of New Jersey (US))
      • 15:05
        Introduction 1m
        Speaker: David Curtin (University of Toronto)
      • 15:06
        Triggering at ATLAS 10m
        Speaker: Kunihiro Nagano (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (JP))
      • 15:16
        Triggering at CMS 10m
        Speaker: Sam James Harper (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB))
      • 15:26
        Triggering at LHCb 10m
        Speaker: Olli Lupton (University of Warwick (GB))
      • 15:36
        Why can't we trigger for X? / Discussion and idea-tossing 1h 4m

        Google slides (can view & leave comment using link only):
        https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13yImk15XsbMK95lnDuTeOIF3o2aIQ2G_dgpwSPnZxFY/edit#slide=id.g85c001cedf_2_35

        We will keep notes on discussion for each topic in 'speaker notes' of corresponding slide. After discussion we'll make PDF record of slides including notes.

        Speakers: David Curtin (University of Toronto) , Yuri Gershtein (Rutgers State Univ. of New Jersey (US))
    • 16:40 18:50
      LLP WG
      Conveners: Albert De Roeck (CERN) , Carlos Vazquez Sierra (Nikhef National institute for subatomic physics (NL)) , Dave Casper (University of California Irvine (US)) , Federico Leo Redi (EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (CH)) , James Beacham (Duke University (US)) , James Pinfold (University of Alberta (CA)) , Juliette Alimena (Ohio State University (US)) , Sascha Mehlhase (Ludwig Maximilians Universitat (DE))